Sunday, August 17, 2008

Family HIke Review

Asahel Curtis Nature Hike


This was a fabulous hike for the family. VERY KID FRIENDLY and great for even the most novice of hiking families. The total loop is 3/4 of a mile and does not have any noticable elivation gain. There are some fun bridges going over creeks and lots of great things to look at.
AND the biggest bonus is that you pick up a trail guide at the start of the hike.
There are 12 numbered markers along the hike and at each one you can read about what you are looking at. Things like types of trees and plants, interesting items like nurse logs and woodpecker riddled snags...
The markers kept the girls more than motivated and they would go running off to find the next marker. Honestly, my only complaint is that we would have preferred it to be a bit longer in length as the hike did not take as long as the drive did. We were able to enjoy a nice picnic lunch and it was some great family time. I highly recommend this hike for anyone in the area. To read more about and get directions click here.

3 comments:

Hege said...

Looks like a great hike!
The forest looks like one taken out of a fairytale :)

Kimberly said...

I love hiking! It looks like you had a wonderful time. We'll be traveling to Little Rock for Thanksgiving and I'm already looking forward to the hikes we'll take while we're there.

Migraine Mom said...

That looks like so much fun!